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You Don’t Have to Sin

I have really good news. You don’t have to sin. Sometimes we think we simply must rebel against God and that we don’t have any resources to keep us in obedience to Christ. That is simply not true. It is not inevitable that you sin, and it is not beyond the power of God to […]

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Satan’s Last Words

Many years ago I heard a chapel sermon that has affected me ever since. I remember writing down the four major points on a scrap of paper. Years later I found the paper and thought again about what I had heard. The sermon was entitled, “The Four Ways Satan Tempts Us.” This sermon was in […]

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The Last Words to the Church

What would be your last words to the church? What would you say to prepare the church for an uncertain future? Paul’s last words to the church at Ephesus prepared them for the difficult days which he and the church would experience. We know that Paul wrote to Ephesus, but we also have evidence that […]

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Evil and the Birth of Christ

We live in a world of evil. We don’t even have to read news reports to understand that evil is all around and constantly with us. The birth of Jesus shows us the magnitude of that evil. Jesus was born when Herod the Great was king. He was a king like the most awful dictators […]

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Learning to Battle Sin

“There are many things that bind us! As long as we hold on to them, their power over us continues. It is only by letting go that we become free”–John Dee Jeffries. “Christ has saved you from sin, but the temptation to keep dabbling in it will keep you busy the rest of  your life. […]

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. — 1 John 2:1 (NIV)